“I’m certainly not going to hold the good people of Oklahoma hostage because they may have some hypocrites in their delegation.”
The senator has petitioned the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Office of Management and Budget to boost its disaster reimbursement rate from 75 percent to 90 percent.
Christie’s warm embrace of Obama after the storm angered some Republicans, who said it helped tip a close presidential election to the Democrat and away from Mitt Romney.
Federal money has been flowing into the New York Metro area to help transit agencies hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.
NJ TRANSIT on Wednesday approved $17 million in contracts for companies that are already involved in post-Superstorm Sandy repair work.
More than half of the funding – $141.6 million – will go towards the MTA’s New York City Transit operations that were badly damaged in the Oct. 29 storm.
A National Hurricane Center report detailed how Superstorm Sandy not only caused destruction up and down the East Coast,buit also created wind gusts as far west as Wisconsin and as far north as Canada.
As the federal government releases its first batches of aid for recovery from superstorm Sandy, Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has been visiting some of the areas hardest hit.
Pedro Correa has been living in a rental but said he really can’t start over unless or until the government buys him out.
Officials have called the dredging project a win-win that will help get beaches on Long Island ready for the upcoming summer season.
Congress was scheduled to vote on a $51 billion federal storm aid package. But objections to so-called pork making its way into the original measure have led House Republicans to draft their own $17 billion package.
The law give the Federal Emergency Management Agency increased borrowing power. The agency said it was poised to run out of money if Congress had not acted.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that the state’s share of New Jersey’s share of $60.4 million in proposed federal aid would be sufficient to cover rebuilding costs after Superstorm Sandy.
Superstorm Sandy victims had their sights Saturday on Washington, D.C., hoping to avoid political gridlock as they work to get the money needed to recover from the storm.
Govs. Cuomo, Christie and Malloy are teaming up in a regional effort to land nearly $83 billion in federal aid. Christie is expected to be in Washington on Thursday to press for aid, Cuomo said.
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